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Rare original carte de visite signed by Ulysses S. Grant, "U.S. Grant Maj. Gen. U.S.A." In near fine condition. Matted and framed. The entire piece measures 9.5 inches by 8 inches.
Price: $8,200.00 Item Number: 109556
"The highest distinction of Venezuela": RARE Order of the Liberators Appointment signed by ‘El Libertador’ Simón Bolívar as President of Venezuela
Rare autograph letter signed by ‘El Libertador’, Simón Bolívar as President of Venezuela. One page, partially printed on Bolívar's presidential letterhead bearing his title, 'Supreme Head of the Republic, Captain-General of the Army of Venezuela and New Granada', the letter is dated January 18 1819 and appoints Lt. Col. Laurencio Silva to the Order of the Liberators, the highest distinction of Venezuela, created by Bolívar in 1813 and awarded for outstanding merit and benefits made to the community under his exclusive authority. Signed by Bolívar in the lower right portion of the appointment. The recipient of the appointment, Jose Laurencio…
Price: $8,200.00 Item Number: 127430
Rare original black and white photograph of Franklin D. and Eleanor Roosevelt sitting together at a table, signed by both, dated Christmas 1941. The photograph measures 8 inches by 10 inches. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 16.5 inches by 18.5 inches.
Price: $7,800.00 Item Number: 124815
“THE DISTANCE IS GREAT FROM THE FIRM BELIEF TO THE REALIZATION FROM CONCRETE EXPERIENCE”: DOCUMENT SIGNED BY QUEEN ISABELLA I, QUEEN OF SPAIN
Single quarto manuscript document signed by Queen Isabella of Spain, dated 20 November, 1501. With "La Reyna" at the top, and signed "Yo la Reyna." The letter is for a credit to Isabella's chamberlain, Sancho de Paredes for various supplies, services, and expenditures. Matted and framed opposite a portrait of Isabella. The entire piece measures 19 inches by 20.5 inches. Rare and desirable signed by Queen Isabella.
Price: $7,800.00 Item Number: 39080
Black and white photograph of Mother Teresa, boldly signed by her, "God bless you M. Teresa mc." In fine condition. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 17.5 inches by 16 inches.
Price: $7,500.00 Item Number: 134698
Bronze relief portrait of Winston Churchill after the oil painting by Arthur Pan. Hungarian artist and portrait painter Arthur Pan produced this oil painting of the British prime minister Winston Churchill in 1943. The portrait was published the following year to raise funds for Clementine Churchill's Aid to Russia Fund. In near fine condition. The entire piece measures 19 inches by 16.75 inches. From the collection of David Gilmour.
Price: $7,500.00 Item Number: 138633
Rare Collection of Official Documents Relating to the Palestine Question; supporting the Arab cause in Palestine
Final Drafts of the Mandates For Mesopotamia and Palestine: For the Approval of the Council of the League of Nations.
London: His Majesty's Stationary Office, 1921.
Rare collection of original documents relating to the Palestine Question 1917-1947. Octavos, 3 volumes, unbound. Scarce and desirable.
Price: $7,500.00 Item Number: 95293
c. 2100 B.C.E.
Rare ancient Sumerian Cuneiform tablet recording religious offerings made to several deities including Nin-lil, Enlil, Nanaya, Inanna, and Nanna. Clay, Third Dynasty of Ur, the tablet measures 1.75 inches by 2.25 inches and documents the offerings of sheep issued by Enlil-zishagl, a well-known official involved in many other similar texts that date to the reign of King Shu-Suen of Ur. Housed in a custom acrylic and wood mount.
Price: $7,500.00 Item Number: 131480
EXCEPTIONALLY RARE ORIGINAL DRAWING OF SNOOPY'S COMPANION WOODSTOCK; DRAWN AND SIGNED BY CHARLES M. SCHULZ
Exceptionally rare original drawing of beloved Peanuts character Woodstock in military attire. Drawn and signed by Charles Schulz , "For SPC 4 Britt Weise, best wishes - Schulz." In near fine condition. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 16 inches by 14 inches. Original drawings of Woodstock are scarce.
Price: $7,500.00 Item Number: 119508
Autograph manuscript page from Louisa May Alcott's Jack and Jill, Chapter VIII, page 129. One page. The manuscript page reads, “up no capers with that child! The idea of a hot bath in the middle of the day, and him full of dinner, and croupy into the bargain! Wet a corner of a towel at the kettle-spout and polish him off if you like, but you won’t risk his life in no bath-tubs this cold day.' Miss Bat’s word was law in some things, so Molly had to submit, and took Boo away, saying, loftily, as she left the room,…
Price: $7,200.00 Item Number: 65051
Carte-de-visite of Ralph Waldo Emerson. Boldly signed by Ralph Waldo Emerson below the photograph. In near fine condition. Matted and framed. Rare.
Price: $6,800.00 Item Number: 67039
Silver Gelatin Print of Nelson Mandela, Dr. Moroka, and Yusuf Dadoo during the Defiance Campaign Trial of 1952. Signed by both Mandela on the image and the photographer, Jurgen Schadeberg (signed and stamped on the verso by Schadeberg and also signed on the front). Matted and framed. The entire piece measures 18.5 inches by 19 inches.
Price: $6,500.00 Item Number: 4054
Original photograph of Mark Twain by A. F. Bradley, signed with a note, "Yrs truly Samuel L. Clemens Mark Twain", framed beneath original photograph. The silver gelatin silver is a seated portrait of Twain, stamped "Pach Bros. NY" lower right. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures
Price: $6,500.00 Item Number: 132452
Rare original carte de visite signed by Ulysses S. Grant, "U.S. Grant Lt. Gen. U.S.A." In near fine condition. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 11.75 inches by 10.25 inches. An excellent portrait with the signature bold.
Price: $6,500.00 Item Number: 110262
Rare autograph letter signed by and entirely in the hand of American Founding Father John Jay as Governor of New York to Theophilus Parsons
Rare autograph letter signed by and entirely in the hand of American Founding Father John Jay as Governor of New York to Theophilus Parsons. One page, folded, the letter reads in full, "Albany, 1 July 1800 Sir, On my return from New York on Friday last, your obliging letter of the 5th of May, which arrived during my absence was delivered to me. I am much gratified by the Information it contains & thank you for it as serious apprehensions were entertained that anti-federalism had gained considerable ground in Massachusetts; but I am happy to find... that appearances do not…
Price: $6,500.00 Item Number: 117791
Two page autographed letter signed by golfing legend Bobby Jones regarding Clifford Roberts. A significant letter in which Jones writes to Richard Gordin at the Ohio Wesleyan University regarding his dissertation on the influence of the design of the Augusta National golf course and on the genius of Clifford Roberts in organizing the Masters Tournament. Matted and framed with a photograph of Jones and Roberts. The entire piece measures 24 inches by 31 inches. An exceptional piece of golf history.
Price: $6,500.00 Item Number: 76540
"THE BUCK STOPS HERE": Rare 1935D silver certificate one dollar bill; boldly signed by Harry S. Truman
Rare series 1935D silver certificate one dollar bill, boldly signed by Harry S. Truman on the portrait side. Double matted and framed with a portrait of Truman, plaque reading "The Buck Stops Here!" Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 13.5 inches by 12 inches. In fine condition. Rare and desirable.
Price: $6,500.00 Item Number: 133849
Rare original photograph of the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition Party; signed by all twelve members of the expedition
FUCHS, Vivian; Ralph Lenton; Ken Blaiklock; George Lowe; Alan Rogers; Geoff Pratt; David Pratt; et al.
Original black and white photograph of the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition party signed by all twelve members of the team. One page, the photograph shows all twelve members of the team in front of a snowcat with the Union Flag. Signed on the lower margin, "V. Fuchs, Hal Lister, Ralph Lenton, Ken Blaiklock, George Lowe, Alan Rogers, Geoff Pratt, David Pratt, David Stratton, Jon Stephenson, Hannes la Grange and Roy Howard." In near fine condition with creasing to the lower left margin. The photograph measures 11.75 inches by 9.75 inches. Accompanied by an original appeal program for the expedition, a flyer…
Price: $6,500.00 Item Number: 136055
Portrait of the influential Austrian School economist Ludwig von Mises. Boldly signed, “August 27, 1971 Ludwig Mises.” The portrait measures 8 inches by 10 inches. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 16.5 inches by 16.5 inches. Rare and desirable.
Price: $6,500.00 Item Number: 62034
"I hope you will live to be a hundred, because guys like you come along so seldom": Autograph Letter Signed by Bobby Jones to fellow golf legend Walter Hagen
Autograph letter signed by Bobby Jones to golfing rival and friend Walter Hagen. One page, typescript the letter is dated December 17, 1965 and reads, "Dear Walter: A little bird (not to be confused with birdie) whispered to me that on December 21st you are celebrating your seventy-third birthday. I very definitely want to be counted among those sending best regards and best wishes for many happy returns. I hope you will live to be a hundred, because guys like you come along so seldom. I sent a message to you not long ago by young Walter. I hope he…
Price: $6,500.00 Item Number: 114012
New York: Time, December 29, 1975.
Rare cover from the December 29, 1975 issue of Time Magazine featuring a portrait of Mother Teresa by Bob Peak and inscribed by her, "God bless you M Teresa MC." In near fine condition. Double matted and framed with the original transmittal envelope inserted into a pocket on the verso of the frame showing the printed Missionaries of Charity return address and postmarked Bronx, 3 April 1986. The entire piece measures 17 inches by 14 inches.
Price: $6,500.00 Item Number: 133441
“Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless”: Original photograph of Mother Teresa meeting German Chancellor Helmut Kohl; Signed by both
Black and white photographic portrait of Mother Teresa and German Chancellor Helmut Kohl. Signed by Mother Teresa, "God bless you M. Teresa mc" and signed by Helmut Kohl. Mother Teresa and Chancellor Kohl met on July 13, 1986 at Mother Teresa's home in Oggersheim. Kohl gained a reputation for his strong commitment to European integration and French–German cooperation. He was also a dedicated ally of the United States and supported Reagan's policies in order to weaken the Soviet Union. He has been described as "the greatest European leader of the second half of the 20th century" by both U.S. Presidents George H.W.…
Price: $6,200.00 Item Number: 96017
Rare original photograph of Theodore Roosevelt and the Rough Riders Cavalry; accompanied by a first edition of the Rough Riders in which the photograph was featured
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1899.
Rare original sepia-toned photograph of Theodore Roosevelt and Commander Leonard Wood leading a regimental drill with the 1st United States Volunteer Cavalry in San Antonio, Texas. The photograph was featured as a double page engraved illustration in Roosevelt's best-selling work, The Rough Riders. San Antonio was a pivotal location in the cavalry's history as it was from the Menger Hotel that Roosevelt conceived of and formed the group. In 1905, a Rough Riders reunion convened in San Antonio at the end of the campaign season and before the commencement of Roosevelt's second term as president. Matted and framed with fragments…
Price: $6,000.00 Item Number: 96599
Mandate For Palestine, Together With A Note By The Secretary-General Relating to its Applications to the Territory Known as Trans-Jordan.
London: His Majesty's Stationary Office, 1922.
Rare original pamphlet establishing the Palestine Mandate. Octavo, 12 pages. Scarce and desirable. A crucial document in Middle Eastern history.
Price: $6,000.00 Item Number: 95292
Large Color Photograph Signed by Presidents Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter and Richard Nixon
Large color photograph of Presidents Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter and Richard Nixon. Signed and dated by each President below their likeness. The photograph measures 16 inches by 20 inches. Matted and framed. The entire piece measures 22 inches by 27 inches. Uncommon in such a large format.
Price: $6,000.00 Item Number: 5478
"Don't Stop Me Now'Cause I'm having a good time, having a good time": Original Record of Queen's Jazz, Signed by Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon
Original record, boldly signed by Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon on the front panel. In fine condition. Framed. The entire piece measures 18 inches by 18 inches. Rare and desirable signed by each member of Queen.
Price: $6,000.00 Item Number: 122488
Davenport, Iowa: 1865.
Original typographic portrait of Abraham Lincoln composed of his Emancipation Proclamation, issued on January 1, 1863. In near fine condition. Double matted and framed, the entire piece measures 26.5 inches by 19 inches. An exceptional piece, a rare and desirable piece of Americana.
Price: $6,000.00 Item Number: 95831
"I am afraid there can be no question of my releasing Volume I before the 15th November": Excellent typed letter signed by Winston S. Churchill to friend and publisher Desmond Flower regarding the publication of A History of the English-Speaking Peoples
Excellent typed letter signed by Winston S. Churchill. On Churchill's Chartwell letterhead, the return address of which has been corrected to La Cappocina, Cap d'Ail, A.m. The letter is dated 27 October, 1955, addressed to Desmond Flower, and reads: My dear Desmond, I am afraid there can be no question of my releasing Volume I before the 15th November. I have had Hodge and Kelly out here, and we have been working very hard. There is plenty of time. I am sorry if this should cause you inconvenience. Yours very sincerely, "Winston Churchill P.S. I have to read page 2…
Price: $6,000.00 Item Number: 119601
"The important thing is not what they think of me, but what i think of them": Photograph of her Majesty Queen victoria signed by her
Rare sepia tone photograph of Her Majesty Queen Victoria. Signed by Queen Victoria in the bottom right corner, "Victoria, R.I., June 1887." Matted and framed. The entire piece measures 11 inches by 13.25 inches. Accompanied by an original handwritten letter by Major General Sir Henry Ponsonby on Privy Purse Letterhead, dated June 14th 1887, "Having laid before The Queen your letter of the 8th respective your grandmother, Mrs. Smith. I am commanded by Her Majesty to request that you will thank her for the kind congratulation and that you will give her the enclosed photograph of The Queen." Photographs signed…
Price: $6,000.00 Item Number: 64009
Signed photograph of President Harry S. Truman and his Cabinet meeting on August 10, 1945, after the Japanese Surrender. Photograph is signed in the order the men are sitting, left to right: Secretary of Agriculture Clinton Anderson; Secretary of Labor Lewis B. Schwellenbach; National Housing Agency Chairman John B. Blandford, Jr.; War Production Board Chairman Julius Krug; War Mobilization Director John W. Snyder; Office of Economic Stabilization Director William H. Davis; Foreign Economics Administrator Leo Crowley; Secretary of Commerce Henry Wallace; Under Secretary of the Interior Abe Fortas; Postmaster General Robert Hannegan; Secretary of War Henry Stimson; Secretary of State James Byrnes; President Harry S. Truman; Secretary of the Treasury Fred Vinson; Attorney General Tom…
Price: $6,000.00 Item Number: 67008
"I visited Burma in 1961. I met Prime Minister U Nu. We discussed Buddhism": Autograph Letter Signed by David Ben-Gurion regarding his 1961 visit to Burma
Autograph letter signed by the founder of modern day Israel and first prime minister David Ben-Gurion. Addressed to Dr. Martin Rywell, editor of Listen Magazine published in Harriman, Tennessee, the letter reads, "Sdeh. Boker, 22.6.65 Dear Dr. Martin Rywell, Only the first part of the story you mention in your letter is true. I visited Burma in 1961. I met Prime Minister U Nu. We discussed Buddhism but the story about "a trick" is a pure invention. D. Ben-Gurion." The letter refers to Ben Gurion's two-week sojourn to Burma in 1961, which marked one of the longest official trips abroad for an…
Price: $5,500.00 Item Number: 95287
New York: John Fenno, Wednesday, August 19, 1789.
Rare original printing of the Gazette of the United States, issued during the presidency of George Washington on August 19, 1789. Folio, one page, folded, this issue includes a the following articles, many continued from previous issues: Extract of a Letter on Weights, The Bow, By Express From Paris, and Sketches of the Proceedings of Congress in the House of the Representatives of the United States, an Act for the Establishment of Lighthouses, Beacons, Buoys, and Public Piers approved by George Washington as President of the United States, and the obituary of George Washington Knox. In very good condition with…
Price: $5,500.00 Item Number: 116518
Large original drawing of beloved Peanuts character Charlie Brown in baseball attire. Drawn and inscribed by Charles Schulz, "For Andrew, Schulz." In near fine condition. Double matted and framed, the entire piece measures 23.25 inches by 20.25 inches. Rare and desirable in such a large format.
Price: $5,500.00 Item Number: 109522
Rare original photograph of the SS Euripides; signed by twenty-two British scientists and crew members aboard the 1914 voyage to the annual meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science including the father of nuclear physics Ernest Rutherford
Rare original photograph of the SS Euripides signed by the father of nuclear physics, Ernest Rutherford and 21 other scientists and crew members present on the 1914 voyage from England to Australia for the annual meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science. Signed by Rutherford, his wife Mary Rutherford, engineer Thomas Hudson Beare, psychologist Charles W. Kimmins, anthropologist John Layard, physicist Joseph Petavel, neurologist and psychologist W. H. R. Rivers, chemist Henry Tizard, and the ship's surgeon C.L. Wigam among others. In near fine condition. Matted and framed, the entire piece measures 16 inches by 15 inches.…
Price: $5,500.00 Item Number: 190502
“I'M WILD ABOUT YOU, GAL, YOU OUGHT TO BE A FOOL ABOUT ME”: Bob Dylan's Original Album Modern Times; Signed by Him
New York: BMG & Columbia Records, 2006.
First pressing of this album by the Nobel Prize-winning author. Quarto, 2 original vinyl records. Boldly signed by Bob Dylan on the front panel. In fine condition. Rare and desirable signed.
Price: $5,500.00 Item Number: 122328
New York: The Brown-Green Co., January 23, 1922.
Rare stock certificate signed by the world’s greatest escape artist, master illusionist Harry Houdini. One page, partially printed in brown and black ink with an embossed seal, the document is dated January 23, 1922 and certifies that W.E. Jefferson hereby owns twenty shares of the Capital Stock of Houdini Picture Corporation. Signed by Harry Houdini as President of the Corporation and countersigned by Harry H. Poppa as Assistant Treasurer. In near fine condition. With a Houdini Picture Corporation Voting Trust Certificate awarding 30 shares of common capital stock of Houdini Picture Corporation to Abel Shearer.
Price: $5,500.00 Item Number: 129031
Rare original Alfred Hitchcock self-portrait, inscribed by the great director, "To Adrienne from Alfred Hitchcock." In near fine condition. The entire piece measures 14 inches by 11 inches. Rare and desirable.
Price: $5,500.00 Item Number: 132934
Washington, D.C: 1871.
Portrait engraving of President Ulysses S. Grant. Boldly signed U.S. Grant. The engraving measures 5.5 inches by 4 inches. This portrait engraving produced by the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing. In near fine condition, affixed to an 8 inch by 10 inch sheet bearing a small note. Matted and framed. The entire piece measures 16.5 inches 18 inches.
Price: $5,500.00 Item Number: 44047
Rare American flag carried on Howard Hughes' Lockheed 14 during his record-breaking round-the-world flight completed in July of 1938. The flag measures 12.5 inches by 8 inches and is encapsulated by a CAG. On July 14, 1938, Hughes set a record by completing a flight around the world in just 91 hours (three days, 19 hours, 17 minutes), beating the previous record of 186 hours (7 days, 18 hours, 49 minutes) set in 1933 by Wiley Post in a single-engine Lockheed Vega by almost four days. In fine condition.
Price: $5,500.00 Item Number: 138614